Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases The Week Of January 19, 2021


Every week, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK — your destination for the best new music that hit the web over the course of the week. Because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week's roundup features 10 of our favorite emerging and established artists.

"Roaring 20's" - Flo Milli

On this Kenny Beats-produced track sampling Broadway's Fiddler On The Roof, Flo Milli writes another golden opening line: "If I was a rich man, I'd drop my nuts on a hater."


"Sweat" - ZAYN

Zayn waxes poetic about an intoxicating physical relationship over sick Phil Collins-esque drums, and steely, grungy pop.



This propulsive, retro-sounding bop from Japanese quartet CHAI deserves to soundtrack your next dance break.

Sub Pop

"Slumber Party (feat. Princess Nokia)" - Ashnikko

Ashnikko, one of TikTok's OG viral stars, taps Princess Nokia for this very queer and fun track about slumber parties.

Parlophone Records Limited

"Blame Game" - Beach Bunny

Tender vocals and jangly bright guitar take center stage on Beach Bunny's latest, "Blame Game."

Mom + Pop

"My World" - Asiahn

Soul singer Asiahn stuns on this dazzling tune about opening yourself up for love.

Since The 80s/MoTown

"Hieroglyphs (feat. Karen O)" - TRZTN

This experimental electronic offering from Parisian producer TRZTN, featuring the ghostly vocal stylings of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O, is worth experiencing alongside its trippy video.


"Hit This" - Ebhoni

A dizzying tropical tune from Canadian artist Ebhoni, perfect to thaw out your January.

UMG Recordings

"Do You Wanna" - Nana Yamato

A shadowy, part-Japanese, part-English bedroom pop tune from promising newcomer Nana Yamato.

Big Love / Dull Tools

"Lucy" - KALI

This sweet ditty about budding young love — "Lucy, I think you’ve been in my dreams" — features bright guitar riffs that will linger on the mind long after the song is over.


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